On 2nd day of Christmas … I read Stick Man by Julie Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

  There’s a very good reason why the song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, first recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby and written for soldiers fighting overseas and far from their loved ones, is such a Christmas favourite. It encapsulates everything that most of us – I appreciate not everyone Continue Reading

Ho! Ho! WOOF! MEOW! Merry Christmas from The Secret Life of Pets

  SNAPSHOT Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce Continue Reading

“I always knew I would die in an elevator!” Christmas Eve spent in very tight spaces (poster + trailer)

  SNAPSHOT When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve, they find that laughter, romance, and a little holiday magic will get them through—and change their lives in unexpected ways. Starring Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines, Max Casella, Julianna Continue Reading

Christmas comes early: Touching ad #TheManontheMoon reminds us everyone deserves some festive cheer

  I ordinarily don’t feature ads, no matter how creative they are, on this site. But there’s something so delightfully cinematic and heartwarming about the annual Christmas ads released by British department store John Lewis, which have become quite the festive institution in their homeland, and now worldwide, that they’re Continue Reading


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